The Word of the Week is ‘Giddy-paced’ meaning fast enough to make one dizzy. This perfectly reflects the playful and experimental spirit of Francis Beaumont’s The Knight of the Burning Pestle, which opens in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on 20 February.

Word of the Week: ‘Giddy-paced’ (a.) Moving irregularly; flighty; fickle

Give me some music.

Now, good morrow, friends.—
Now, good Cesario, but that piece of song,
That old and antique song we heard last night.
Methought it did relieve my passion much,
More than light airs and recollected terms
Of these most brisk and giddy-paced times:
Come, but one verse.

Twelfth Night, II, iv

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